Copy of 2020 MJL Supplemental Bar Review
The purpose of the MJL Supplemental Bar Review Program (“Program”) is to increase the diversity of the Delaware Bar and enhance the success of applicants. It is designed to provide assistance and support through a series of lectures, discussion groups, one-on-one interactions, coaching, intensive practice essay exams and critiques, and review of questions and answers to previous Delaware bar exams. The Program does not compete or stand as a substitute for traditional commercial bar review courses. Rather, the Program is designed to supplement such courses by identifying and teaching essay test-taking skills. Additionally, the Program focuses on time and stress management, analytic skills, and essay structure.
Beginning on May 21, 2020, the Program will meet every Thursday evening for nine consecutive weeks prior to the bar exam and culminates with a Saturday, full-day, eight-essay, session on July 18, 2020. Student attendance and participation is expected and required at each session. The cost to Program participants is a minimal $135, excluding credit card processing fees.
The Multicultural Judges and Lawyers (“MJL”) Section of the Delaware State Bar Association sponsors and administers the Program. The MJL Section’s Vice-Chair of Law School Outreach is responsible for planning the Program, including establishing the Program schedule, circulating registration forms and choosing and copying past exams for use in the evening sessions. The Vice-Chair also chooses and assigns a mentor for each Program participant, selects graders for practice exams and attends each Program session. Members of the MJL Section and former Program participants volunteer to serve as guest speakers, mentors and graders.
Since its inception, the Program has been very successful at focusing on the skills necessary to pass the bar exam, including time and stress management, writing style and answer structure. The Thursday evening sessions are held at Widener Delaware Law School. Over the last few years, the pass rate for Program participants has been consistent with that of the overall percentage of successful candidates.
There are two major rules to which we adhere to with this Program. First, attendance is crucial - those absent from more than one class may be asked to withdraw from the course. Second, current and/or past enrollment in the Delaware Bar Review Program is required in to participate – because this is a supplemental bar review course. If you cannot comply with these rules, please do not attempt to register for the course.